When Google Inc. buys a building in Mountain View, or KB Home picks up a new development site in Fremont, you won't find the price they paid printed on the recorded documents. The same is true for just about any sizable real estate deal these days. Read More

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For the second time in a dozen years, voters shot down the Fort Smith Public Library’s request for a millage increase. Read More

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Farmers win victory

24 Dec 2014
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A federal judge has rejected the claims of a group of Buffalo Point cottage owners who launched a lawsuit at the First Nation over tax bills earlier this year. www.winnipegsun.com/2014/12/21/buffalo-point-wins-court-battle-on-taxation 

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A new chief appraiser has been hired to head the Galveston Central Appraisal District. Read More

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Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Albert Uresti said late Tuesday that the largest delinquent taxpayer in the county has paid off $1.4 million in back-due taxes. Read More

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You see them all the time as you're driving down the highway... endless rows of wind turbines. Now, high profile investors are gaining more and more interest in Panhandle wind farms. JP Morgan recently announced that it made a majority investment in a wind farm just east of Amarillo. Read More

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Defense attorneys have rested their case in the punishment phase of the trial of a former North Texas public official convicted of capital murder in a revenge plot against prosecutors. Read More

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If Gov. Peter Shumlin is looking for a theme for his State-of-the-State address next month, Vermont voters already have picked the topic for him — property taxes. Read More

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Denton County Judge Mary Horn is gearing up for a familiar battle in the 84th Texas Legislature. Read More

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A proposal on Thursday’s Austin City Council agenda to divert property taxes to the Lone Star Rail District would cost the city budget $1 million to $1.3 million, the city’s chief financial officer said in a memo to the council released late Wednesday. Read More

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Recent News

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:01pm

Proposed cuts in business and sales taxes were blessed Thursday by a House committee, with its chairman predicting passage by the full chamber. Read More

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:53pm

Homeowners are about to see their property values hit the rafters. Read More

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:43pm

In light of today’s hearing in Senate Finance on Senate Bill 182, a measure to bring long-term structural reform to Texas’ property tax system.

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:48pm

Everything is bigger in Texas — including taxes. Although every homeowner across the country is subject to real estate taxes, it seems Texans owe a lot more than most Americans, according to a new study from WalletHub. Read More

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:52pm

Nada Gunter worries she will soon be taxed off her family land.

Ms. Gunter, a 58-year-old who lives on Social Security and disability, is among hundreds of Cherokee County residents who soon may not qualify for low property tax appraisals they have enjoyed for years.  Read More